It occurs to me that genealogy could be analogous to the mathematical theory of long line topology.
I have many favorite photos among my collection of family artifacts. Currently, my favorite photo is of two little children from 1916 who were a complete mystery to me until last spring.
52 Ancestors, in 52 Weeks – Week1: Fresh Start.
The varied reasons my European ancestors immigrated to North America for a fresh start.
52 Ancestors, in 52 Weeks – Week 17: At Worship
John Baldwin Osborn was regularly referred to as Deacon. He was a man not only at worship but a man of character who served his church for nearly 50 years.
52 Ancestors, in 52 Weeks – Week 16: Out of Place
I realized I did not have a date of death for my great, great grandmother, Catherine Landon Lafary. A fresh search uncovered the date and much more. Out of place, but once discovered, everything fell into place.
52 Ancestors, in 52 Weeks – Week 15: DNA
I tested my DNA back in 2013, expectations were high. But, for me, the DNA test results have been interesting, but not particularly useful.
52 Ancestors, in 52 Weeks – Week 14: Brick Wall
We all have a brick wall, that one ancestor who defies all research. I decided I would work at my brick walls by generation, I broke through the last of my 3rd great grandparent brick walls, now I am working on 4th great grandparents.
52 Ancestors, in 52 Weeks – Week 13: In The Paper
It’s fun to find articles in the paper mentioning one of my relatives. Mostly they are birth, marriage, divorce and death events. But, it’s the oddball articles in the papers I like the most.
52 Ancestors, in 52 Weeks – Week 12: Twelve
John Rogers is one of my 12th great grandparents, of which we all have 16,384. What made him remarkable enough to leave a record 450 years after his death? I admit my shock to discover an ancestor with the moniker “The Martyr”
52 Ancestors, in 52 Weeks – Week 11: Large Family
My great-great grandparents, George Lafary and Catherine Landon, had a relatively small family, three of their six children survived to adulthood. However, they both came from large families of nine siblings and nearly all survived to marry and have children.